Planting Guidelines
Seedling Sale - Plant Varieties & Descriptions
Flowering Perrenials
Evergreen Seedlings
Deciduous Seedlings
Tree Shelters
Fruit Trees
Flowering Perennials
Geum chiloense 'Lady Stratheden'

‘Lady Stratheden’ is a prolific bloomer of semi-double, bright yellow flowers shaped like small roses from late spring thru summer.  Plants form a low mound of fuzzy, scalloped leaves and tall well-branched, wiry stems.  Easy to grow - not bothered by disease or insects. Height and spread: 24" x 18" in average to moist, well drained soil and full to partial sun with some afternoon shade. Deadhead regularly to enhance longer blooming. Plants may be pruned back after blooming to rejuvenate the long lasting foliage.  (quart container). 

Blanket Flower
Gaillardia × grandiflora ‘Mesa™ ‘Bright Bicolor’

‘Mesa Bright Bicolor’ is a profuse bloomer from midsummer through fall of flowers featuring bright yellow petals with a wide red band on the inside surrounding the large brown cone. Temperature determines width of the band but the petals will usually be more yellow than red. Thrives in hot, full-day sun with well drained soils and low to moderate fertility. Drought tolerant once established. Height and width: 16" x 20". Remove faded flowers to encourage constant blooming for this native. Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators. (quart container).

Meadow Sage
Salvia nemorosa 'New Dimension Rose'

'This dwarf meadow sage or salvia blooms early through late summer with numerous spikes of bright rose-pink flowers which attract hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators. Shear faded blooms and water for rebloom. Heat and drought tolerant and easy care planted in average, well drained soils with full sun. Compact, clump growth 10-12” height and 12-15" spread. (quart container).

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

'Hidcote' is a shorter form of english lavender, grows 20" tall, spreads 20". Dark, violet purple flower spikes. Silvery grey, semi-evergreen foliage retains its sweet fragrance for years when cut. Excellent for cut or dried flowers. Also makes a low growing hedge in average to dry soils and day-long full sun. Attracts butterflies.  (quart container)

Culver's Root
Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver's root is a large, upright, native found in open woods, thickets and moist meadows. This perennial is up to 5' tall and unbranched, except near the inflorescence where there are several slender spikes of white flowers up to 8" long, resembling a candelabra. The narrow tubular flowers are about ¼" long, crowded together all around each spike, blooming from the bottom up. No serious insect or disease problems. Use in larger groups as part of borders, rain gardens and wetlands for the most striking effect. Flowers are very attractive to bees and butterflies. Full sun to partial shade. Easy-to-grow in moist to average, well-drained soils. (sold in one gallon container).

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Evergreen Seedlings
Norway Spruce
Picea abies

Fast-growing spruce reaches 6' in 6-7 years, with dense dark green needles less than 1" long. Will grow to 125' in average soil; prefers some moisture, but not wet conditions. Makes an attractive landscape tree or a good windbreak.

Eastern White Pine
Pinus strobus

Fast-growing pine reaches 6 feet tall in 6-7 years. Soft, light to medium green 4-inch needles. Grows to 100 feet tall in a wide range of soil and moisture conditions and tolerates moderate shade. Excellent ornamental for specimen planting, naturalizing, windbreaks, and is used as a Christmas tree. Native to Dauphin County.

Colorado Blue Spruce
Picea pungens glauca

Medium to slow growth, 6' in 8-10 years. Reaches a height of 100', with stiff 1" bluish-green to silvery-blue needles. Likes full sun and ordinary soil with average moisture, but will tolerate dry sites. Valued as an ornamental, windbreak or Christmas tree.

Douglas Fir
Pseudotsuga menziesi

Medium-fast growing fir reaches 6 feet tall  in 7-8 years. Soft, green to blue-green 3/4 - 1 1/2 inch needles. Will grow more than 150 feet tall in moist, well-drained soil and full sun. Exhibits poor growth in heavy, wet soil. A very popular Christmas tree due to its superior fragrance and needle retention.

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Deciduous Seedlings - Trees
White Flowering Dogwood
Cornus florida

A highly ornamental small tree; reaches 40' in rich, moist soil. Tolerates moderate shade. An excellent landscape tree with showy 5" flowers in May; clustered red fruits appear in fall and are eaten by many songbirds. Also excellent for naturalizing. Dense, lustrous green foliage turns bright scarlet in October. Fair drought tolerance once established. Native to Dauphin County.

Paw Paw
Asimina triloba

A native tree gaining in popularity! This understory tree is known for large, long leaves and its large edible fruit which appear on mature trees in late summer/early fall. Fruit has sweet custard like yellow flesh which tastes like banana, mango and cantaloupe. Grows in moist, well-drained soil in shade to full sun and typically reaches 20ft. Host of Zebra Swallowtail butterfly. Native to Dauphin County.

Platanus occidentalis

Sycamore is often grown for the shade it produces and unique bark on its massive trunk. Fast growth 70 to 100 feet tall with a similar spread. Pyramidal form in youth gives way to a spreading, rounded and irregular crown with age. Sycamores are highly resistant to pollution. It is easily distinguished from other trees by its mottled exfoliating bark which flakes off in great irregular masses, leaving the surface mottled, and greenish-white, gray and brown. Adaptable to most soils and grows just about anywhere. Native to Dauphin County.

Red Maple
Acer rubrum

One of the most popular landscape and shade trees due to fast growth and fall color. Thrives on wet to dry sites and even tolerates shade, growing rapidly up to 90’. Foliage turns various shades of red in autumn. Native to Dauphin County. Native to Dauphin County.

American Elderberry
Sambucus canadensis

Elderberry is a shrub which grows in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Effective in shrub borders, rain gardens, screens or as part of a native plant garden. Spreads by root suckers to form colonies. Prune out dead or weakened stems in early spring. Can be cut to the ground every two years to encourage denser growth. A flat, white cluster of small flowers blooms in June or July, producing dark purple berries in drooping clusters. The berries (high in Vitamin C) may be used to make preserves, jellies, pies and wine and is attractive to wildlife. Native to Dauphin County.

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  • All apple varieties are semi-dwarf and will reach an average height of 15 feet. No staking or support is needed.
  • Apples require another variety planted nearby to cross-pollinate and produce fruit. Buy at least 2 different kinds or plant within 100ft of an established tree.
  • Peach offered here is self-pollinating and does not require another peach variety to produce fruit.
  • Sweet cherries listed are self-pollinating and do not require another sweet cherry to produce fruit.
Honeycrisp Apple

Honeycrisp is an exceptional variety that produces crisp, sweet red apples that are considered all-purpose, but are most popular for snacking and salads. Among the best keeping apples. Excellent winter hardiness; moderately resistant to apple scab and fire blight. Ripens in mid-September. (MN1711Cv)

Fulford Gala Apple

Fulford is larger than many varieties of Gala with a bright red blush over a yellow background. This apple's sweet, yellow or cream-colored flesh makes it great in salads, baking, pies, sauces and freezes well. A cross between Golden Delicious and Kidd’s Orange Red. Gala apples are in the top three favorite apples consumed in the United States. Ripens late August / early September.

Balaton® Sour Cherry

The Balaton® cherry is a morello-type sour cherry has dark burgundy color skin and flesh with a robust sweet-tart taste – popular for fresh eating, pies and juice. It is a large, plump, firm tart cherry. Self-fruitful ripening over an extended period but bears larger crops when pollinated with another sour cherry. Self-pollinating.

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General Information
Fruit Trees
Earliglow Strawberry

Earliglow is the #1 early-season variety. Fruit is a medium size with firm, glossy skin and firm flesh. Plants are very vigorous with good disease resistance. Recommended for beginners. Early season ripening near the end of May.

Patriot Blueberry

Patriot is an early season variety with large fruit and very good flavor. The bush is cold-hardy, vigorous and upright 4 to 5 feet high with fiery orange fall foliage. Patriot adapts to many different soil types and has performed better in heavier soil than some other varieties.

Bluecrop Blueberry

The leading commercial variety grown ripening in midseason. It produces high yields of large, bright blue berries that are firm and grow in large clusters. The berry flavor is superb, fresh or frozen. Bluecrop is known for its hardiness, vigor and consistent production. The plant grows to a height of 4-6 feet.

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Tree Shelters
Plastic tubes for protecting deciduous seedlings from rabbits and deer, drying winds, and lawnmowers. Tree shelters also increase the growth rate of young seedlings, even if the shelter is taller than the seedling. Available in 2-foot and 4-foot heights (use 4 foot tube where deer may browse seedlings). Not for use with evergreen seedlings. May be cut to fit over fruit trees to protect trunk.
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General Information
  • all strawberry plants sold in bundles of 25.
  • space plants 18" on center in rows 3'-4' apart.
  • dig holes deep enough for roots to go straight down. Keep soil line in middle of the crown.
  • remove all blossoms the first year for strong, high-yielding plants.
  • click here for strawberry-steps-to-success planting guidelines.
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  • plants are 1 1/2 years old; consisting of a 15"-18" tall stem with a 3" wide x 6" long root system.
  • space plants 4-5' apart in acidic soil, pH between 4.5 - 5.0. Peat moss is a good acidic soil amendment.
  • for best fruit yield and size, plant at least two varieties for cross-pollination.
  • remove all flowers the first year - Do NOT allow berries to develop.
  • click here for blueberry-steps-to-success planting guidelines.
Royalty Purple Raspberry

The most popular purple raspberry variety today, Royalty is very productive. The fruit is large, of high quality, and is the sweetest of all the purple raspberries. Good for fresh eating and excellent for jams and jellies. It is a late-season variety with multiple insect resistances including immunity to raspberry aphid

Anne Yellow Raspberry

Anne is a large-fruited everbearing or fall bearing yellow raspberry. They are called everbearing because their midsummer fruits on second-year canes are followed, the same season, by late-summer and fall fruits on first-year canes. Fruit is a pale yellow to gold color known for it’s size, appearance, and very sweet flavor. Plants are highly productive with good pest and disease resistance. Eat fresh or freeze. Plant patent #10411.

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  • plants consist of a cane and "L" shaped root system. Cover uppermost root with about 1/2" soil.
  • space plants 18"-24" apart in rows spaced 8-12' .
  • plant in well drained soil, pH between 6.0 - 6.5, rich in organic matter. Well aged compost is a good soil amendment.
  • trellising recommended for all raspberries.
  • click here for raspberry-steps-to-successplanting guidelines.
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White Oak
Quercus alba

White Oak (Quercus alba) – The “mighty” oak of northeastern US. Classic shade tree. A hardy tree growing slowly to 60-100’. Provides great fall color, with leaves turning showy shades of red or burgundy. Tolerant of a wide range of soil and moisture conditions. Produces valuable timber and large quantities of acorns preferred by wildlife. Native to Dauphin County.

Harrow Sweet Pear

Harrow Sweet is a high-quality, late-season pear ripening about three weeks after Bartlett in mid-September. It is precocious, productive, hardy, and has excellent resistance to fire blight. Ripe fruit has a yellow ground color with visible lenticels and a red blush where fully exposed to the sun. The flesh is creamy white, very sweet, and juicy, with excellent flavor.

Jewel Strawberry

Jewel is a top seller recommended for home gardeners due to its overall quality and consistent performance over a wide range of growing conditions. Jewel has large, glossy, wedge-conic shaped berries with superb quality and flavor. Mid season ripening.

Bee Balm
Monarda didyma 'Jacob Cline'

'Jacob Cline' is a tall, vigorous, long blooming bee balm which features bright scarlet-red flowers, arranged in large, shaggy heads and fragrant, disease-resistant foliage. A favorite of butterflies and hummingbirds as well as providing seeds for birds. Perfect for the back of any planting. Removing old flowers extends the July through August bloom time. Grow in full sun or partial shade and average to moist soil with good drainage. Drought tolerant and mildew resistant (quart containers).

Shenandoah Pear  

Shenandoah combines spicy aromatic fruit flavor, long storage life, large fruit size, consistent yields, and moderate resistance to fire blight. Harvest is mid-September approximately three weeks after Bartlett. Produces rich-tasting fruit, because its higher-than-average acidity gives it a snappy flavor. The relatively high acidity is balanced with a high level of sugars that makes it sweet. Stores up to four months with proper chilling.

Deciduous Seedlings - Shrubs

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